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A Closer Look at VSA Analytics

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Have you ever wanted to take a comprehensive look at the results from the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) that incorporates both the breadth and depth of the data? SAM has featured exclusive tracking of several student cohorts since 2013, and VSA staff often get questions about the availability of the consolidated data. Now all of the SAM data are available in a single source. The VSA takes reporting on the SAM outcomes to a new level in two ways.

First, VSA Analytics gives subscribers a platform to create their own custom reports on any of the SAM metrics collected since its inception. Any number of visualizations based on these student outcomes are possible. VSA Analytics has all of the SAM participating institutions available for peer group comparisons for each of the past four years of published data.

For example, you could run a query on the two youngest U.S. states with a few clicks. To track the SAM outcomes for full-time transfer students at the University of Alaska compared…